Writing and Surviving Through Extreme Religion

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

In Cult Fiction: One Writer’s Creative Journey through an Extreme Religion, K. Gordon Neufeld combines the art of memoir with fictitious short stories, poetry, and academic essays, all surrounding his experience with cult and extreme religion. In 1976, Neufeld joined the Unification Church of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, where he remained an avid member for ten years. After departing the church, he returned to his original ambition to be a writer and began to explore his experiences from the past decade through this medium. This books details his journey in cult religion as well as surviving afterwards through his writing and research of the past 40 years. Readers will discover how Neufeld's involvement impacted his writing and the value composition can have for other survivors of extreme religions. K. Gordon Neufeld lives with his wife, Mary Jo Downey, and stepdaughter, Eiry, in up-state New York. Neufeld is the author of Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years under Sun Myung Moon, A Cult Survivor's Memoir and several short stories published in literary journals such as The Windsor Review and The Nashwaak Review. Neufeld received a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia in 1997.

Cult Fiction is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-517-3) and eBook (ISBN 978-1-62137-518-0) at Virtualbookworm.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. The books can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at neufeldbooks.com.

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